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Views


Views are available in 5.x and later versions of MySQL server. A View is a logical table based on one or more tables or views. A view contains no data itself. The tables upon which a view is based are called base tables.

 

Views are useful for allowing users to access a set of relations (tables) as if it were a single table, and limiting their access to just that. Views can also be used to restrict access to rows (a subset of a particular table).

 

View Editor allows you to create new views and define their properties (view name and the SELECT statement it implements). It opens automatically when you create a new view and is available on editing an existing one.

 

To open a view in View Editor, double-click it in the DB Explorer tree.